Events in year of 1748

  • 01-26England, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • 03-19English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
  • 04-01Ruins of Pompeii found
  • 04-30Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • 04-30French troops occupy Maastricht
  • 05-07French troops conquer Maastricht
  • 06-03Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
  • 06-28Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • 08-15United Lutheran Church of US organized
  • 08-16"Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • 10-18Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession
  • 12-26France and Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands

People born in year of 1748

  • 01-01Giovanni Furno: Composer
  • 01-09Stefan Paluselli: Composer
  • 01-22Lewis Edson: Composer
  • 01-26Emmanuel Aloys Forster: Composer
  • 02-02Christian Gottfried Thomas: Composer
  • 02-05Christian Gottlob Neefe: German composer / conductor / tutor of Beethoven
  • 02-15Jeremy Bentham: London, England -- Philosopher / originator (Utilitarian)
  • 03-05William Shield: Composer
  • 03-08Willem V Batavus: Prince of Orange-Nassau
  • 03-10John Playfair: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Clergyman / geologist / mathematician
  • 04-07Georg Wenzel Ritter: Composer
  • 04-20Georg Michael Telemann: Composer
  • 04-20Guillaume Albert Teniers: Composer
  • 04-28Lorenz Justinian Ott: Composer
  • 05-16Antonius van Alphen: Apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • 06-30Jacques D "comte" Cassini: French astronomer
  • 07-21Louis-Henry Paisible: Composer
  • 07-31Isaac Ouwater: Amsterdam painter / cartoonist
  • 08-03Carl Ludwig Junker: Composer
  • 08-04Maximilian Stadler: Composer
  • 08-06Bernhard Haltenberger: Composer
  • 08-11Joseph Schuster: Composer
  • 08-13Pieter L van de Kasteele: Dutch politician / patriot
  • 08-30Jacques-Louis David: France -- Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • 08-31Jean-Etienne Despreaux: Composer
  • 09-14Johann Paul Schulthesius: Composer
  • 09-17Robert Wainwright: Composer
  • 09-24Philipp Meissner: Composer
  • 09-28Johann Michael Demmler: Composer
  • 10-07Charles XIII: King of Sweden (1809-18) / Norway (1814-18)

People died in year of 1748

  • 02-03Henri Madin: Composer, dies at 49
  • 03-23Johann Gottfried Walther: German Composer / musicologist, dies at 63
  • 04-12William Kent: English Sculptor / Architect (Kensington Palace)
  • 06-28Marretje Arends [Matje of Nieuwendijk]: Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 06-28Pieter van Dort: Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 08-16Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni: Composer, dies at 63
  • 08-27James Thomson
  • 12-11Ewald G von Kleist: German lawyer / inventor of condensator, dies at 55

Events in year of 1749

  • 05-02Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • 05-11British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
  • 05-19George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
  • 06-21Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Neth
  • 06-25General fast because of drought in Massachusetts
  • 07-20Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • 07-21Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
  • 10-26Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal
  • 11-02English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post

People born in year of 1749

  • 01-12Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff: Austrian Earl / Prince / diplomat
  • 01-16Vittoria A Alfieri: Italian count / poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • 01-19Isaiah Thomas: United States -- Printer / editor / publisher / historian
  • 02-22Johann Nikolaus Forkel: Musicologist / 1st biographer of Bach
  • 03-23Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen: Composer
  • 03-23Pierre-Simon Laplace: Mathematician / astronomer / physicist
  • 03-24Bernard Jumentier: Composer
  • 04-13Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt: Dutch count / Vice-Admiral
  • 04-21Johann Michael Malzat: Composer
  • 05-05Jean-Frederic Edelmann: Composer
  • 05-17Edward Jenner: England, United Kingdom -- Physician (discovered vaccination)
  • 06-15George Joseph Vogler: Composer
  • 06-23Konrad Back: Composer
  • 06-26Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans: Composer
  • 08-05Thomas Lynch: Signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 08-26Johann Ernst Rembt: Composer
  • 08-28Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Frankfurt, Germany -- Social philosopher (Faust)
  • 08-31Radistschew: Writer
  • 10-04Jean-Louis Duport: Composer
  • 11-23Edward Rutledge: (Gov-South Carolina) / attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 12-17Domenico Cimarosa: Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)
  • 12-23Johann Lukas Schubaur: Composer

People died in year of 1749

  • 02-07Andre Cardinal Destouches: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-08Jan van Huysum: Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • 08-13J E Schlegel: Writer
  • 10-26Louis-Nicholas Clerambault: French Composer / organist, dies at 72
  • 11-27Balthasar Schmid: Composer, dies at 44
  • 11-27Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel: Composer, dies at 59
  • 12-19Francesco Antonio Bonporti: Composer, dies at 76
  • 12-20Pakubuwono II: Susuhunan of Mataram Java